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Atlanta City Hall employees told not to turn on computers after hack

Employees at Atlanta City Hall are being handed instructions as they come through the front doors to not turn on computers or log on to their workstations.

Friday’s action comes as city officials are struggling to determine how much sensitive information may have been compromised in a Thursday cyber attack.


READ | Atlanta officials warn cyber attack may compromise sensitive data

READ| Hartsfield-Jackson takes down wi-fi after cyber attack on city

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LISTEN | Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields discusses the cyber attack


Instructions given to employees at Atlanta City Hall on Friday, March 23, 2018. ((JOHN SPINK / AJC))

The city has also received demands that it pay a ransom of an unspecified amount, officials confirmed. But officials had yet to make a determination if it would pay the ransom.

Hartsfield-Jackson International took down the wi-fi at the world’s busiest airport after a cyber attack on the city. 

The Atlanta airport’s website said after the cyber attack that security wait times and flight information may not be accurate.

-- Check back with AJC.com for updates.

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